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Institute
Institute | Stephen King
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It--publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters. In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents--telekinesis and telepathy--who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, "like the roach motel," Kalisha says. "You check in, but you don't check out." In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don't, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute. As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King's gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don't always win.
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Roary47
The Institute | Stephen King
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I didn‘t read much in August, no 5 stars, nothing really earth shattering, but I read the first month of school! 🤣

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Roary47
The Institute | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

3✨ Luke Ellis is a genius. One night he is stolen from his parents and taken to the institute. He discovers that all the kids here have special abilities that the staff forcefully brings out of them. They are rewarded for cooperation and the staff is not kind of they don‘t. Luke and his friends work to try to escape to get help. This book was really good.⬇️

Roary47 How they were taken and how they fought back was pretty intense. It was also unnerving that adults pretty much everywhere we‘re doing this type of child trafficking. 3w
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Skyrimir
The Institute | Stephen King
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Just started this audiobook. When I first started I knew I recognize the narrator‘s voice but I couldn‘t place it. Then I realized he also narrated songbirds and snakes by Suzanne Collins. I like his narration style.

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Roary47
The Institute | Stephen King
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Domino is such a great cuddle buddy. We rearranged our living room furniture and looks like the pups are a fan. 🥰 Now to grab a book and enjoy the evening. 💛

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Cat.Rogers
The Institute | Stephen King
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This was the first Stephen King book I‘ve read and I was not disappointed. Loved the fact that he threw out some of the current trends of tv shows into the story line. #thriller #stephenking #theinstitute

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KathyWheeler Welcome! This is one of my favorite later Stephen King books. 2mo
Cat.Rogers @KathyWheeler This was the first book by Stephen King that I‘ve read! 2mo
KathyWheeler @Cat.Rogers 11/22/63 is also really good. The Stand is considered by many to be his masterpiece, but if you are sensitive to pandemic stories, you might not want to read it right now. I‘m glad your first experience with him was good. His son, Joe Hill, is also an excellent writer. 2mo
Cat.Rogers @KathyWheeler totally adding all of these to my reading list!!! 2mo
KathyWheeler @Cat.Rogers 👍🏼 (edited) 2mo
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yoavshai
The Institute | Stephen King
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 302.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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danx
The Institute | Stephen King
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Read this over the xmas/NY break. A top secret group kidnapping children with extra sensory abilities, a genius kid, interweaving storyline‘s converging to a showdown, small town USA. King doing his thing well yet again. The most recent book of his I‘ve read, weird seeing him writing about catching Ubers but he has kept up and stays relevant. Very enjoyable.

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BeeMagical
The Institute | Stephen King
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🌟These are my top 21 reads of 2021!! ⭐ 📖

*In no particular order😉

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BeeMagical
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Thanks @Yuki_Onna !🖤

1 - Hands down I am a THRILLER QUEEN🖤👸🏼

2 - I haven‘t read too many actually “SCARY” books but the one that creeps me out is The Institute! The worst kind of people…

@Moonprismpower @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ShelleyBooksie

ShelleyBooksie The Institute was a good one! 11mo
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Mandoul
The Institute | Stephen King
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I was confident that I was going to enjoy this but those first two-thirds blew me away! Fantastic storytelling, which had me picking it up any time I had a spare five minutes (and even sometimes when I didn't).

Sadly the last stretch didn't grip me quite as much, so I lost a little momentum there.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Alora Great picture! Loved this book 12mo
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CallMeIshmael
The Institute | Stephen King
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As usual a great book from Mr. King, although there were some disturbing aspects to this one, it‘s sad that while this is fiction I could see it absolutely taking place. But a great page turner and lovable heroes. As for the kids language, I get it and those who don‘t weren‘t the weird kids in an element where you were the outsider. I loved the language they used and thought it was appropriate.

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BeeMagical
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Book 103🎧
I‘m not even sure I have the words to express how I felt throughout this book😶

King is certainly a master of suspense!! My heart was racing on more than one occasion and I couldn‘t stop listening🤯
I loved the characters! Especially Annie, what a spitfire🔥

& I will go as far to say it is the best book I‘ve read to date🖤

Mandoul Thanks! This is in my pile, but I might just bump it to the top now 😃 12mo
BeeMagical @Mandoul That‘s exactly what I did too😂 You won‘t be disappointed! 12mo
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HotMessJess
The Institute | Stephen King
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I can barely put this down, just wow. Stephen, you never disappoint. #StephenKing #SpookySeason

peaknit He never does! 13mo
HotMessJess @peaknit I hope you read this, because WOW. 12mo
peaknit @HotMessJess yes, right away! I love him! 12mo
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Bookgirl
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I liked the story here - truly horrifying as King is so good at. Some of it is well written…he‘s great at capturing minutiae and making it interesting. However, the unrealistic, old fashioned, and downright corny at times dialogue by modern teenagers was just too hard to get past. Ultimately, the characters didn‘t feel real and I couldn‘t get very invested in them.

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Bookgirl
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I‘m mostly enjoying this but the dialogue is driving me nuts. I have teenagers. I‘m around many of them much of the time. They don‘t say: “Jeepers!” “Put an egg in your shoe and beat it.” “Since Hector was a pup.” Actually, I know no one of any age who talks like this. Also, nobody beyond Gen X would have any idea who Kreskin is. He needs a younger editor. The old fashioned language is distracting me from an interesting story.

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HotMessJess
The Institute | Stephen King
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Out here celebrating spooky season, because we all know spooky season starts September 1st #StephenKing #Mydude

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DHill
The Institute | Stephen King
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Unpopular opinion here… SK is one of my favorite authors (like, I‘m going to marry Roland Deschain favorite authors) but I disliked this one so much I‘ve convinced myself someone else wrote it.

Did anyone else feel this way or am I just having a mood?

KathyWheeler I really liked it, but it did take a bit for me to get into it. I read it instead of listening to it. (edited) 14mo
Bookgirl Reading right now and just posted about how much the old fashioned dialogue is irritating me. That said, I‘m now almost done and it got better. Also love The Dark Tower! 13mo
DHill @Bookgirl yes! It did get better towards the end and I think it was the dialogue that really bothered me too. 13mo
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DHill
The Institute | Stephen King
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I‘ve been slogging through this one for a while. Once I found out Santino Fontana narrated the audio I knew I had to switch.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
The Institute | Stephen King
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An engaging story about youngsters fighting against the injustice of adults who are intent on exploiting them. The kids use their supernatural psychic powers in their battle. I enjoyed this, but I feel like King did not achieve his usual magic in the portrayal of the young protagonists. I just didn‘t feel that charmed submersion into the magic of childhood that he created so well in books like IT. It‘s still a great read!

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mschenk
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9/10 - I loved this story, fell in love with the characters. When Avery died my heart shattered. I do think the powers got a little too crazy and I didn‘t adore the ending, but otherwise I love love loved it.

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Macnjen
Institute | Stephen King
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Pretty good audiobook but not my favorite of King‘s writing. He is a masterful storyteller but this story has me question a few of his idea choices. Trigger warnings of child abuse and kidnapping. I think the main character should have been older in the story for as wise as he was. The narrator was pretty good but I had a few issues with the voice choices for done if the characters. Overall it‘s a good King read if you are a fan.

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MelKelsey
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Book 56
I listened to The Institute. Stephen King is an excellent storyteller with very unique ideas. His writing, especially as it pertains to women, feels pompous and arrogant and is sexist. Luckily, The Institute's characters are mostly children--children in a facility because of their supernatural powers. The book is really engaging. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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KathyWheeler
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This is the best Stephen King book (that‘s not an older one) that I‘ve read in awhile. He took an idea he‘d used before in Firestarter (shadowy organization kidnapping people with powers — in this case, children) and really fleshed it out.

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KathyWheeler
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Trying to read but The Institute is a heavy book and this guy is taking up a lot of available lap space!

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Sha0102
The Institute | Stephen King
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It had been a long time since I had read a good book , a page turner by Stephen King! Perfect for turning into a TV show

#StephenKing #OInstituto #TheInstitute
#livro #book #bookaholic #booklovers #ler #leitura #leitora #reading #instabook #instaread #instabooks #bookstagram #litsy #booklover #readingabook #amreading #books #kindle #Sha2021

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cephellapod
The Institute | Stephen King
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This was long, but felt perfect for the story. King makes me interested in a whole genre I usually have no interest in.

Dan_1988 He really does have that affect! I loved this one 1y
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EatSleepRead
The Institute | Stephen King
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Loved the Stranger Things vibes of this one.

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NikkiM5
The Institute | Stephen King
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Another great King book; I loved so many of the characters. The book was a great mix of comedy, sweetness, excitement and horrid activity (it is King). Highly recommend 👍🏾

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KathyWheeler
The Institute | Stephen King
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I highly doubt I‘ll be doing much in the way of physical activity today as I feel a bit fatigued today. I don‘t know if it‘s a delayed reaction to my second COVID shot or just that I‘m tired. Anyway, I‘m switching back and forth between these two books.

TheNeverendingTBR Still to read The Institute, I heard it's really good though! 🤞 2y
KathyWheeler @TheNeverendingTBR My dad really liked it, and he doesn‘t read much Stephen King. In fact, this book may have been his first. 2y
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bourne.shell
The Institute | Stephen King
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This is classic King. I was so pulled in with the characters and the fact they are children makes their situation unfathomable ... This was like watching a car accident in slow motion. That split second before the crash when your body feels the dread spinning up inside your chest and you just grip the wheel because you know something bad is coming. Really enjoyed it.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Memorable book. Really enjoyed this one 1y
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CleverGirl
Institute | Stephen King
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Ten years of car line reading.

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sprainedbrain
The Institute | Stephen King
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It‘s the ninth day of Christmas, and it seems like there‘s always a SK book in my top books of any year... for 2020, it was The Institute. ☺️

#12Booksof2020

CleverGirl I just started this today. I will go years without reading SK, then I‘ll spend a little while catching up on everything I missed. 2y
AmyG I loved this book. To me, it had a Stranger Things vibe. So good. 2y
sprainedbrain @CleverGirl I don‘t think I will ever be completely caught up, despite the fact I‘ve been reading him since I was 16 years old. 😆 2y
sprainedbrain @AmyG It does have that vibe! This is one of those that made me emotional... but it seems like SK almost always does that anymore. 2y
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EmilyM
The Institute | Stephen King
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Look what arrived @Bookish_AF! Thank you so much! I have been wanting to read this one, and the chocolate looks delicious. #Jolabokaflod @MaleficentBookDragon

Bookish_AF Omg how did I miss this !? I‘m so relieved you finally got it !!! 2y
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DHill
The Institute | Stephen King
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Hoping for a quiet weekend so I can get back into this book.

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LibraryCin
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I really liked this. I listened to the audio and it the narrator was good. I was a bit disappointed in the ending. I‘d like to say more, but don‘t want to spoil it for anyone. At the same time, I‘d kind of like to know what happens with the characters going forward

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BlazinHoney
Institute | Stephen King
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Good so far! Mattie is an angel 😇😭

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OwenB
The Institute | Stephen King
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As a fan of Stephen King, he doesn‘t disappoint and this book is no exception. Great storyline and characters. It‘s a novel but a good read!!!

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DHill
The Institute | Stephen King
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Trying to get a little morning reading in before the rest of the house is up but those eyes say me, pick me instead. #luna #dogsoflitsy #rescuepup

sebrittainclark She is too cute! I wouldn't be able to resist those eyes. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🤩She's so cute! 2y
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LiterallyLiterary
Institute | Stephen King

Currently reading The Institute. I have to admit that it didn‘t start out the way that I expected but I‘m excited to see where it goes.

#LiterallyReadingAlong
#StephenKing

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Eggs
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Love this cover and found the book quite engaging! A riveting story of kids with special powers who are kidnapped (parents are murdered first) and brought to the Institute where their own bedroom has been creepily duplicated, except no window. A page turner!!
#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

AmyG Definitely a page turner. I loved it, too. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Sounds intense!! 2y
Eggs @AmyG @TheAromaofBooks it‘s a great story! 2y
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Melismatic
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My Stephen King read for the month (& my October #DoubleSpin) is complete! I‘m such a fan of King‘s fleshed out “human stories” - they may have horror or supernatural elements but in the end, the scariest parts are what humans do to others. This was no exception and ranks high on my list of King faves. 🦸🏻‍♀️🧠💥⚡️💨🛤🎇

#AuthorAMonth #BookSpinBingo

AmyG I agree. It‘s the characters in his stories...regular people who deal with what is happenning to them. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great review!! 2y
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Melismatic
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After a week like this one, politically, this almost felt like a low blow. 😥😓

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Hey all! It‘s good to be back on Litsy. I have been MIA due to business in work, grad school, and being/getting over being sick last week ( non COVID virus. I love this community and am glad to be back 💙 SO , any HORROR / Thriller book recs you would recommend for the high school library? Stephen King recs are good & others are welcome! I am not a horror reader,& other than a few thrillers I can‘t give personal recs for this genre when asked 😱

LibrarianRyan the #Murdertrending series. I am on book 3 (Just came out) and love them. Also just out this year Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cersear (I think I sped the last name incorrectly). Also the Monsters market series which book 3 just completed the series - starts with Not even Bones by Rebecca Schaffer 2y
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Melismatic
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Meta. Touché, Mr. King.

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Andrew65
The Institute | Stephen King
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My first book for #Whodunitathon Readathon.

Altogether earns me 130 points from the Readathon (took me 13 hours to read), 1 point for the post, and 15 points for the book.

146 points for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020

AmyG Such a good book! 2y
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DHill
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Diving into October #AuthorAMonth

@Soubhiville

Alora Loved this one! 2y
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Melismatic
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I like when authors mention other authors.

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Andrew65
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A good book, and as you‘d expect form Stephen King quite a unique story, but I just felt a touch underwhelmed by this one.

4th book finished for #Scarathlon2020
#TeamSlaughter 16pts

#AuthoraMonth

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Andrew65
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It‘s midnight here so time to kick off #Scarathlon2020 Finished all books just before midnight so blank canvas going onto this event!

Starting it off by listening to The Institute by Stephen King 👻 🎃 🧙‍♀️😱
#TeamSlaughter

Clwojick WOOHOO!!! Looks like you and @lizpixie are the first at it! good luck! 2y
Andrew65 @Clwojick 👍😍👻 2y
Lizpixie Woop woop!🙌 2y
Andrew65 @Lizpixie Sounds like we‘re the early trailblazers! 2y
rsteve388 Nice. Excited for you! READ On! 2y
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